The Intellectual Property Law Center (IPLC) is pleased to introduce its incoming student fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year, Meghan Lombardo '18.
Meghan earned a B.A. in Political Science from Adelphi University in 2014. Before coming to law school, she gained exposure to the IP field (specifically trade secrets) as an employee of the Walt Disney Company. Her interest in IP continued through law school, where she was able to take varied IP-focused courses, including: Intro to Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Entertainment Law. During the summer of 2016, Meghan was able to research IP issues related to the use of college athletes enrolled in military academies as a law clerk at the United States Naval Academy. Currently, Meghan is serving as Articles and Notes Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, News Editor of the St. John's Law Newspaper (The Forum), and as Director of Volunteers for the Public Interest Center.
As an IPLC fellow, Meghan works as a research assistant for the Center’s faculty, updates and maintains the Center’s website and social media, coordinates conferences and events, and assists the faculty in accomplishing the Center’s overall goals. "I'm thoroughly enjoying having a job which requires me to stay updated on current IP issues that courts are facing right now," she notes. "This is exactly what I wanted to focus on during law school."
She is very excited to join the Center and is looking forward to coordinating events that attract students to IP work. "The IP field is incredibly interesting; I can't wait to encourage other students to look into and get excited about a career in intellectual property."
While the Center is excited to introduce its new fellow, the Center also must say goodbye to its previous fellow, Michael Lezamiz '17, who has served as a fellow for the past year. Michael is currently working as an associate at the firm of Ahmuty Demers & McManus in Albertson, NY.